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8 June 2018 - Seminar - Positive Behaviour Support: ‘Well-applied’ Applied Behaviour Analysis in Schools

Event Date: 
2018-06-08

Title: Positive Behaviour Support: 'well-applied' Applied Behaviour Analysis in Schools

8 June 2018, 6 College Green, QUB, 0G/002, 13.00 - 14.30

Speaker: Dr Brian Fennell, Associate Professor of Education, Curry College, Massachusetts, USA

There is an abundance of research data on Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) as an effective intervention for school-based behavioral concerns and students in receipt of special education services. Dr Fennell’s presentation will give an overview of the PBS process as it applies to school settings and generalized to other community settings.

In considering PBS, a direct connection to applied behaviour analysis will be made regarding the philosophical approach and discrete methods employed within the PBS system. Despite PBS being an application of the basic principles of behavior analysis, PBS often garners popular support not shared by ABA in the same communities. Reasons for this disparity will be explored in this seminar.

To attend this seminar email: l.mckerr@qub.ac.uk